Republic P-47G Thunderbolt
@ Chino Airport, Chino, CA
The Planes of Fame airshow was my first chance to see a Thunderbolt take to the skies. First flown in 1941, the last P-47 in active duty was retired in 1966 from the Peruvian Air Force. All ‘G’ models, like this one, were license built by Curtiss-Wright. This one wears the markings of Col. Walker “Bud” Mahurin of the 56th Fighter Group in Europe, who was credited with 21.5 enemy aircraft.